Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam doubled down on his endorsement of post-delivery abortions the day after he made the horrifying comments live on camera.
During a press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked Northam if he regretted his comments, or if he could have expressed them in a better fashion that would not have left the pro-infanticide legislation dead in the water. In response, he immediately shot back “No I don’t.”
He claimed that his pro-infanticide answer came from his 21 years as a pediatric neurosurgeon, in which the doctor and patient come together to determine medical decisions.
“I’m a physician, um, I’m also the governor, but when I’m asked questions, a lot of times, it is put in the context of being a position,” Northam said, “So no, I don’t have any regrets.”
Northam claimed his only regrets were for how his remarks, in which he claimed a baby could be delivered, “kept comfortable,” and then murdered at the request of the mother after a consultation with her doctor, “were mischaractarized.”
“The personal insults toward me, I really find disgusting.”
Northam explicitly endorsed the idea that an abortion could be carried out even if the mother is in labor and the child’s head was crowning, stating that in such a situation, the baby would be delivered, resuscitated if necessary, then “kept comfortable” while the new mother and her “provider” make a determination about the fate of the infant’s life.
Big League Politics archived video of the statement.
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It is unclear how Northam thinks his comments were mischaracterized or taken out of context.
Texas City Stands Up for Life by Passing Pro-Life Ordinance
Planned Parenthood is not welcome.
The town of New Home, located south of Lubbock, became the 15th city in Texas to prohibit abortion on September 29, 2020.
The New Home city council unanimously voted for the resolution following state politicians and local officials discussing the idea of bringing back a Planned Parenthood facility to the city. New Home Baptist pastor L.J. Wright was a champion of this pro-life effort and hopes that the vote will change Lubbock’s city council decision to bring back Planned Parenthood.
“With the City Council in Lubbock seemingly balking at the ordinance while claiming to be Pro-Life, this puts the pressure directly on them,” Wright commented. “Every city in Lynn County should consider following suit with New Home, and get behind Mark Lee Dickson… I am challenging all of West Texas to stand up for life, and make their city a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.”
Mark Lee Dickson, a pro-life activist and director of Right to Life of East Texas, crafted this ordinance.
Texas Senator Charles Perry, who represents Lubbock, has sent a petition around requesting that Planned Parenthood be kept out of Lubbock and signed on a letter calling Lubbock to pass a similar ordinance.
“Passing an ordinance designating Lubbock as a Sanctuary City for the Unborn will help to continue the Texas belief that life begins at conception, while also protecting the safety of mothers,” Perry wrote in the letter, which was also signed by State Representatives Dustin Burrows and John Frullo.
Similar to the other cities who have passed such ordinances, New Home’s ordinance implements the abortion ban by imposing fines on abortion providers. The catch is that this ordinance will go into effect once Roe v. Wade is overturned. Providers will also be held liable for carrying out abortions, and families who have children that were aborted will now be able to sue them.
The Texas reported that “Waskom, Naples, Joaquin, Tenaha, Gilmer, Westbrook, Rusk, Colorado City, Gary, Big Spring, Wells, Whiteface, and East Mountain are the other cities that have adopted the ordinance, modeled by Dickson. The town of Omaha adopted the ordinance but later pulled its teeth, making it a symbolic resolution instead.”
Texans are getting fed up with the inaction of legislators at the state and federal level. So, they’re taking matters into their own hands at the local level. Similar to Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions, these pro-life movements represent a growing dissatisfaction with the political status quo and are likely a sign of how politics will be conducted from here on out.
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